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Software, Hardware Industries to Partner for ‘Digital India’

  Indian software and hardware industries are partnering to make the NDA government’s ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’ initiatives a reality soon, their officials said. The partnership will create a major force in the Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry and the IT landscape to position India among top five economies in the next decade, top officials of ... Read More »

Finance Ministry may finalise additional fund needs for banks in 3 months.

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry is likely to finalise additional capital requirement, over and above budget provision of about Rs 8,000 crore, for public sector banks in the next three months. The exercise of getting representations from individual banks for additional capital requirement would be completed by first week of July. Subsequently, the Department of Financial Services would make fair ... Read More »

You Have Enough Spectrum, Now Address Call Drops: Prasad to Telcos

Doing some plain speaking on call drops, Indian Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday asked mobile operators to walk the extra mile to reinforce their systems as they have enough spectrum to provide telephony services without interruption.The minister said he has asked sectoral regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) to suggest a disincentive mechanism to tackle the problem, ... Read More »

TCS, Infosys Visa Issue: Government to Intervene if Required

With the US probing TCS and Infosys for alleged visa rule violations, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said the government will intervene if the need arises. “I am sure these two companies will be able to address this issue properly, they are very reputed companies and the government fully appreciates the good work they have done ... Read More »

Second hack of federal records hit intelligence and military personnel

      As many as 14 million current and former civilian US government employees had their personal information exposed to hackers, according to two people who were briefed on the investigation, representing a far higher figure than the 4 million the Obama administration initially disclosed – and coming amid an apparent second cyber breach that officials said was linked ... Read More »

Across the Atlantic

Considered to have one of the best education systems in the world with a diverse multi-cultural landscape, Canada gives students every chance to broaden their educational and cultural horizons. Around 150 colleges and institutes are situated in practically every province across the country, with over 20 making it to the THE-QS World University rankings. They offer a host of programmes ... Read More »

US Opens Probe Against Infosys, TCS for H1-B Visa Violations: Report

The US government has opened an investigation against two of the biggest Indian outsourcing companies for possible violations of H1-B visa rules, according to a media report.The Department of Labour has opened the investigation against Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys for “possible violations of rules for visas for foreign technology workers under contracts they held with an electric utility Southern ... Read More »

Police: Man caught on camera walking off with hotel’s computer

      Bakersfield Police are looking for a man they say went into a local hotel and walked off with a computer and monitor. It happened May 30 at the Holiday Inn Express on Hughes and White Lanes. According to police the suspect went into the hotel just before 1 a.m. and took the computer from the computer lounge. ... Read More »

New Tool Can Predict Solar Storms a Day in Advance

An Indian-origin scientist has built a novel tool that can predict large solar storms more than 24 hours in advance and save systems on the Earth from the coronal mass ejections (CMEs).Developed by Neel Savani, visiting researcher at Imperial College London and space scientist at Nasa, the new measurement and modelling tool takes a closer look at where mass ejections ... Read More »

Nasa Releases Detailed Global Climate Data Change Projections

An Indian-American scientist working with Nasa has revealed how temperature and rainfall patterns may change through the year 2100 because of growing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere.New high-resolution global climate data prepared by Ramakrishna Nemani, project scientist at the Nasa Earth Exchange (NEX), a big-data research platform in California, can be viewed on a daily timescale at ... Read More »